Wakefield Estate ‘Jaraman’ Chardonnay, Clare Valley / Margaret River 2018
Wakefield Wines were founded in 1969 by Bill Taylor, and is still (third generation) family owned today. Still based in the excellent cool climate winemaking region of Clare Valley in Australia.
An unusual fusion of regions resulting in an intensely flavoured, complex yet elegant wine with distinct citrus, white peach & nectarine characters along with a subtle flinty note.
The wine is a very pale straw colour with a youthful green hue. On the nose there are intense lifted aromas of melon and white peach with underlying subtle savoury notes from the French oak.
The palate delivers well-balanced and evenly distributed fruit flavours of classic melon and peach along with underlying creamy notes from the lees stirring. Texturally, the wine has a retrained, tight structure overall and yet still displays a measure of subtle creaminess to the mid palate and rewards with well integrated oak. It has both mid palate fleshiness and restraint and elegance that are typical of this region. Overall, the wine has a great palate line with length which lingers long after the wine is consumed.
Grape Variety: Chardonnay